Petition update

PHASE 2 - COLORADO BAR EXAM ALTERNATIVES

Colorado Law Students for Diploma Privilege

Jul 3, 2020 — 

Dear allies,

We thank you for your support these past few days as we put the wheels in motion to challenge the current in-person July Bar Exam status. We are grateful for the support we have received on this petition, and we plan on sending the petition and collected signatures to the Colorado Supreme Court (COSC) and the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) Monday morning (July 6, 2020). Colorado legislators have joined our fight. Additionally, attorneys, professors, and other members of our community are with us. This is a great start, but there is more work to do.

Below are some of the action items we are asking our allies to help with. Each item can be accomplished in a few minutes or less, and if you choose to do all three, it will take less than 5-10 minutes out of your day. While brief, these efforts will go a long way to generating additional support and putting more pressure on those with power to respond to our concerns with action. Please share these steps with your friends and colleagues and post them on your social media.

1. Please send us a video that is 10 seconds or less commenting on how the current bar exam conditions effect you or someone you care about. You can be a graduate, a parent, a professor, a practicing attorneyanyone concerned with the human consequences of the Colorado July Bar Exam – we want to share your voice, and we want to demonstrate the true impact the July Bar Exam will have on people, families, and our community. We will compile these clips into one long video we can share with the public. Please send this video no later than 5 PM MT on Sunday, July 5. You can send this video to CODiplomaPrivilege@gmail.com. If you would like to include identifying information, such as your name and occupation, please include that information in the body of your email.

2. Please call and email the Colorado Supreme Court and the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, and the Attorney General’s office. If you have to choose one, please make a phone call. Please make these calls and send these emails on Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5.

a.     The COSC can be reached at Cheryl.stevens@judicial.state.co.us (the Court has no voicemail option).

b.     The OARC can be reached at 303-928-7770 and j.yates@csc.state.co.us (please note when you call the OARC you have to move through the option cue and the phone may ring for a minute or so before it goes to voicemail).

c.     The Attorney General’s office can be reached at 720-508-6000 and send a form email at https://bit.ly/2VIsSjT

3. Reach out to local Colorado journalists and media outlets alerting them to this story. Repetitive outreach is a great method to attract the media’s attention. Should any journalists be interested, please have them email CODiplomaPrivilege@gmail.com.

 

 


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